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Re: Abu Garcia reels [Re: C DUBB] #14481236 09/18/22 08:54 PM
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DOES 1700,2450,2500 AMD 3500 ABIU'S CAUSE ANY TO RE,MEMBER THEM . STILL HAVE A 1750 AND 3500 AND THINK IF I DIG DEEP ENOUGH COULD FIND A 2400. STILL USE THEM ONCE IN A WHILE . WITH THEIR UISE YOU LEARN HOW TOM USE THUMB. AS BOB HOPE SAID THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES..

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Re: Abu Garcia reels [Re: Phoenix 920 Pro xp] #14481581 09/19/22 01:54 AM
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Really?


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Re: Abu Garcia reels [Re: C DUBB] #14481590 09/19/22 02:02 AM
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I have 26 of them from Revo X to MGX and I don't use anything else. They've always been good to me and don't have any plans to change.


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Re: Abu Garcia reels [Re: C DUBB] #14481715 09/19/22 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by C DUBB
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yep doyo reels

Re: Abu Garcia reels [Re: C DUBB] #14481736 09/19/22 11:50 AM
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Only Abu I have:

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Re: Abu Garcia reels [Re: C DUBB] #14482004 09/19/22 03:27 PM
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As a reel cleaner and repair man I see many reels. Most have exact components. The biggest difference would be the drags system and variable braking system. Imo Lews has the best drag. I have been very impressed with Diawas which I think has same style drag as Lews.

Getting a decent reel on sale adding ceramic bearings and an after market handle could save you some money. There are just so many different types of today. More reels to catch fisherman than reels to catch fish for sure.

Re: Abu Garcia reels [Re: C DUBB] #14482035 09/19/22 04:00 PM
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Re: Abu Garcia reels [Re: C DUBB] #14482081 09/19/22 04:32 PM
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I have an Abu Garcia Revo X. It's a really good reel for the money. Only thing that bothers me about is how loud it is when reeling/winching. If there was a way to make that go away it would be flawless in my opinion. It can cast a mile. Even as far or further than my Tatula and Smoke S3's.

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I just bought 6 off this site, and they were here within a week. These new ones now have larger cranks, and I love them. I'll probably be replacing another dozen...


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Re: Abu Garcia reels [Re: C DUBB] #14482712 09/20/22 05:05 AM
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I love Revos. I have about 30. Unfortunately, I had major wrist surgery a year ago that didn't go well. l gave to switch to left-handed reels. I will be posting Gen 1-3 S, SC, STX, Winch and a couple of Orras soon. It's amazing how well they perform if you maintain them properly.

Re: Abu Garcia reels [Re: tejasbass] #14482713 09/20/22 05:11 AM
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I love Revos. I have about 30. Unfortunately, I had major wrist surgery a year ago that didn't go well. l gave to switch to left-handed reels. I will be posting Gen 1-3 S, SC, STX, Winch and a couple of Orras soon. It's amazing how well they perform if you maintain them properly.

I might be interested in the STX and winch..


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Re: Abu Garcia reels [Re: ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)] #14483562 09/21/22 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)
I have one of the black 5000c's and currently still use it on my Carolina rig chunker. That reel is probably almost as old as I am. I bought it used back in the 80's and upgraded the handle with a power handle and other than that it's stock and all original. I really didin't realize how slow these reels are compared to today's technology until a recent trip to Bob Sandlin I was using it and would start to rip my lure back when I got close to the boat and it seemed like it took forever. That could be a good thing this winter though.


The original 5000 had a 3.8 to 1 ratio, and they do seem very slow compared to the reels of today. But the old reels will still work. I have a 1958 model that was the first one my dad bought. He used it several years and then let me have it for my first baitcaster, and bought himself a 1962 model. I still have both reels and still use them some. They are not as good as my other reels in any way, but they aren't that much of a handicap either. I replaced the bushings with bearings and they both work better than ever. I really doubt that my other reels will still be working 60 years from now.

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